Your Guide to the 20th Anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon
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Friday, May 4, 2018
P&G Health & Fitness Expo and packet pickup – 12-7 p.m.
Held at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Fifth and Elm, the Expo features hundreds of fitness-related retailers, events and Flying Pig merchandise. The Expo is free and open to the public.
Free community concert featuring COIN at The Banks – 6-11 p.m.
COIN, the indie pop band from Nashville, will headline a free concert on Friday, May 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at The Banks on Freedom Way. The concert, presented by The Project and supported by CE Power, will also include performances by DJ E Trayn, Moonbeau and Telehope, is free and open to the public.
Start for Little Kings Mile – 8 p.m.
The second leg of the TQL Beer Series is the Little Kings Mile, held annually on Friday evening before the Flying Pig. Participants are greeted with beer at the finish line.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Flying Pig Toyota 10K – 8 a.m.
The Flying Pig Toyota 10K is the headline event on Marathon Saturday, kicking off a busy day of family activities leading up to Sunday’s Marathon. Finisher’s medals go to all participants.
Tri-State Running Company 5K and Kroger Family Fun Festival – 10 a.m.
The Tri State Running Company 5K is the fastest growing event of the weekend, and is sold out.
Kids’ Marathon 26thMile presented by EY – noon
The Kids Marathon serves as the end of an incremental ‘marathon’ involving thousands of area school children over the three months leading up to the Flying Pig. Others just use the One Mile event as a fun run for all ages!
Flying Piglet Kids’ Fun Run – 1 p.m.
The Flying Piglet Kids’ Fun Run presented by First Watch featuring the Pampers Diaper Dash will begin with registration at 10 a.m. and activities starting at 1 p.m. along the riverfront in downtown Cincinnati. The Pampers Diaper Dash will start the competition for children under the age of one. The subsequent races will vary in distance and be divided by age groups:
1 p.m.- Mascot race, followed by Diaper Dash (15ft crawl or walk)
1:15 p.m. - 2-3 year old 25 yards
1:30 p.m. - 4-5 year old 50 yards
1:45 p.m. - 6-7 year old 100 yards
2 p.m. - 8-9 year old 250 yards
Children over 9 years of age are invited to participate in the Kids’ Marathon one mile.
Additional activities will include special entertainment, appearances by some of Cincinnati’s favorite mascots, and exhibit booths with giveaways and important information for parents and children. On-site registration will be available. The release form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian. Each child will receive an official Flying Piglet running number, official finisher medal and an exclusive Piglet T-shirt.
Flying Fur Dog Run – 1:30 p.m.
This two-mile run is a great time for you and your best friend! Dogs must be at least 6 months old and be able to walk or run two miles. Dogs should be able to be around large crowds and must be on a leash (no retractable leashes allowed). Both dogs and their people will receive a finisher’s medal.
Kroger Flying Pig ‘Pig Out’ Pasta Party – 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The “Pig-Out” Pasta Party will be held Saturday, May 5 and there are two seatings: 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 3-12 and children under 3 are free. Tickets can be reserved on the race registration form or purchased at the door.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Moerlein Lager House Viewing Party – 6 a.m.
It’s the best spot in the city to watch the Marathon…with a brunch feast and a bloody mary. Live TV coverage from WLWT is on all TVs and you can meet your finisher at the Victory Party.
Wheelchair Division – 6:25 a.m.
This category of the Flying Pig Marathon will begin for chair athletes at 6:25 a.m. and will be conducted under Wheelchair Athletics USA rules.
City Dash 4-person relay & GigSmart Corporate Relay – 6:30 a.m.
Leg 1 runners start at the same time as the other marathon runners - 6:30 a.m. There is not a separate start for the Relay Teams. Leg 2, 3, and 4 relay runners will be bused to their respective exchange zones. There will be a Relay Reunion area at the finish area with food and beverages.
Paycor Half Marathon – 6:30 a.m.
The half marathon will start at 6:30 a.m. at the same time as the full marathon field. The two groups will run together for approximately nine miles, when the half marathon field will turn back toward downtown and end at the Marathon finish line. Walkers are welcome in the half marathon, as in all events.
Flying Pig Marathon powered by P&G – 6:30 a.m.
The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon starts along the Ohio River and “flies” along the streets of Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport. This race presents a well-balanced, diverse tour of some the finest neighborhoods in the area. This course is a Boston Qualifier and is currently sold out.
Michelob Ultra Victory Party – 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon Victory Party will be held near the finish line of the race along the Ohio River. The party will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with music by “Snidley Whiplash,” awards ceremonies, food and fun.